Epson has won this year’s DataMaster Lab Green Award.
The award recognises Heat-free PrecisionCore inkjet printers and multi-function printers. In particular, it mentions the sustainability measures employed as part of their development, production and distribution.
DataMaster is an independent laboratory, expert in professional document imaging solutions. It acknowledges that energy use is a primary environmental impact factor. Therefore, it has recognised the reduction in energy use Epson has achieved using Heat-free PrecisionCore inkjets. Compared to laser printers, this averages up to 83 per cent less power consumed.
The award covers more than just electrical consumption. Edward Bilson, technical director of DataMaster Lab, says, “We take into account accreditations for manufacturing facilities. Also, we look at levels of noxious emissions, and the nature and lifetime of a machine’s consumables.
“Consider the carbon footprint of a consumable item’s manufacture, transportation, distribution and its final resting place in a landfill site. All consumables need designing with the environment in mind. In addition, they should have the longest lifetime possible. The winner of this year’s DataMaster Lab’s Green Award have the least impact on our precious environment.”
Since 2018, Epson has invested considerably into the development of their PrecisionCore printhead. Last year, the company committed to investing ¥100bn ($1.22bn) into further developing sustainable technologies, decarbonisation and resource recycling. It has also committed to becoming underground resource free by 2050.